File

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Passes the specified file as output.

Score
Type
InterActivity
Expertise
3/5
Type
InterActivity
Expertise

Action Information

Parameters

[File]

Input

Does not take input

Result

Files

Comments

While the File action has existed in Shortcuts since it became an Apple app as “Get File”, the action was built using the publicly-available developer APIs that limited access to its own iCloud Drive folder as it had when the app was Workflow.

Since then, accessing any file across the filesystem has been a common request for Shortcuts users โ€“ if itโ€™s an Apple app, why does it have the same limitations?

Now, that day has come, and the Files actions can โ€œgetโ€ files from any folder โ€“ the action lets you select a file from any folder thatโ€™s available via the iOS document provider APIs (apps like Dropbox and Google Drive work too).

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Details

Type
Interactivity
Expertise Needed
Matthew's Score
3/5
Date Added to Shortcuts
07/06/2021
Identifier
is.workflow.actions.file.select


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